An Operating System is the fundamental software that controls a computer system. It controls how your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, along with the prioritization of applications when several run simultaneously. Each and every program that's installed on a laptop or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a web server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also considered to be among the most dependable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones as each of them is supported by a separate community. The packages that you could add on your web server are different and this may matter if you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will choose. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, but if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the package at any time, we can update the OS regularly to keep it as secure as possible.